Gary Bettman on when NHL will return from coronavirus shutdown: ‘We are exploring every contingency’

The NHL announced Thursday that it was suspending play indefinitely in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the league is already preparing for its eventual return, says commissioner Gary Bettman. Speaking on Friday to Sportsnet 590 in Toronto, Bettman outlined what the league is doing to get ready to

NHL announces it is ‘evaluating the options’ after NBA suspends remainder of 2019-20 season

Following the NBA’s decision to suspend the 2019-20 regular season Wednesday evening after a player, reportedly the Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, tested positive for coronavirus, the NHL released a statement regarding its immediate future plans. “The National Hockey League is aware of the NBA’s decision (Wednesday) to indefinitely suspend its season due

MAC tourneys closed to public; Jackets games not

Hours after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recommended that sporting events at indoor facilities in the state take place without spectators, the MAC announced that its postseason basketball tournament in Cleveland will continue as scheduled but will be closed to the general public. As part of the restricted attendance policy, only

Minnesota confirms ‘State of Hockey’ title with high school championships reverence

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The road that zigzags through the heart of Minnesota to get to the Boys’ state hockey championship is an arduous months-long journey for 16 of the state’s top programs. But this annual treasure of American high-school athletics that dates back to 1945 is more than just “survive

Henri Richard, Hockey Hall of Famer and Canadiens legend, dies at 84

Henri Richard, a Hockey Hall of Famer who won a league-record 11 Stanley Cups, died Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.  Richard, a center, spent his entire 20-year career with the Montreal Canadiens and was the captain from 1971 to 1975. He was the younger brother of Hall of

Zibanejad caps five-goal night with OT winner

NEW YORK — Mika Zibanejad scored five goals to match the New York Rangers’ record, capping the scoring spree 33 seconds into overtime in a wild 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Zibanejad is the second player in NHL history to score his fifth goal in OT,

Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication

Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby, who played for seven teams across 14 seasons, was arrested Thursday morning by Nashville police on charges of alleged assault and public intoxication, records show.  According to a police report obtained by WGRZ Buffalo, Barnaby was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend and others at

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk leaves ice after taking skate to the face

The New York Islanders had a third scary incident this season involving an errant skate. Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk was caught in the face by a skate during the third period Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens. The incident happened after Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov made a glove save, and Boychuk